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Coral Alpaca Sweater hand knit in Peru $355 and “Jardin Babouche” fur slippers by Brothers Vellies $380 from IBU PH: 843-327-8304  // Jeans by KanCan $58 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 //  Camel Fedora Hat by San Diego Hat Co. $56 from Dandy Boutique  PH: 843-475-3927 // Springbok and python bag $1,995 from Taxidermy // Crystal star bracelet $70 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair and Makeup by  Mac Does Hair, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart

Merry and Bright

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Andrea wears:  Green dress by Adelyn Rae $88 and Felt hat by Something Special $40 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Black and vest by Sheri Bodell $275 from Ro Sham Beaux  PH: 843-789-3478 //  Clutch by Minor History NYC $98, Cross necklace by Rebecca Lankford $425, Lariat necklace by Buju $275 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-641-7087 // Black “Simba” leather booties $195 by Corso Como from Shoes.com

Amanda wears: Red mesh overlay dress by Sheri Bodell $278 from Ro Sham Beaux PH: 843-789-3478 // Purse by Ted Baker $169 from Warren on King PH: 843-724-9144 // Gold chocker $78 from Ro Sham Beaux  PH: 843-641-7087 // Gold cuff $68 from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221 //18k yellow gold milky Quartz with .55cttw with diamond ring $1950 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862  // Booties by Mia $69.99 from Macy’s 

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair and Makeup by  Mac Does Hair, Style Assistants – Quinton Stewart and Jessie Baker, on location at The Renaissance Hotel

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Feasting at The Barony Tavern


With Thanksgiving around the corner comfort is on everyone’s mind.  But then again, comfort food is always on my mind all year round.  The Barony Tavern  located in the The Renaissance Hotel was the perfect setting for a fall photoshoot and I jumped at the chance to sample their mouthwatering menu.  The hunting lodge meets gentleman’s club decor made for a rustic chic combo that was warm and inviting.

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Chef Robert Carter, formerly of Peninsula Grill, is at the helm at this tasty tavern which opened in March.  I invited my good friend Amanda Gosnell with me to sample some dishes and we went for it!  With a variety on their lunch menu that could satisfy even the pickiest eater, I knew we couldn’t go wrong.  I never met a fry I didn’t like so we started out with a plate of french fries to dip into pimento cheese and an herb dipping sauce that hit the spot.


To balance out the fries we had the Toasted Farro Salad with oven dried grapes, baby kale, feta, pistachios, and red wine vinaigrette.  This was a meal in itself and is a kale lovers dream with hints of sweetness from the dried grapes.  Whenever I see ravioli on the menu I have to order it, and I’m so glad I ordered the Butternut Squash Ravioli.  On a bed of sauteed spinach with local shrimp, bacon, heirloom tomatoes, cooked with brown butter, this sharing plate was hard to share.


Amanda ordered the Market Fish with local vegetable medley in a tomato-sweet onion broth which was both healthy and filling.  My photographer Clifford Pate dived into the Barony Burger which looked pretty solid with aged cheddar, fried onions, bacon, green goddess aioli on a brioche bun.  For those burger aficionados out there, I would say that this should be on your burger bucket list.

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The Barony Tavern is definitely a place I would come back to for lunch, brunch, and I’m looking forward to eating Grandma’s Fried Chicken Supper on Sundays with the all the fixins’.

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Andrea wears:  Fringe suede skirt by Willow and Clay $139 , feathered hat by Lovely Bird $128, and brown booties by Bed Stu $195 from 7 Gypsy PH: 843-388-2464 // Flannel shirt by All Things Bell $235 from Shirtini  PH: 843-259-5243  //  Heart necklace by Robin Haley $865 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Lapis ring $595 and green amethyst ring $1,200 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Goldbug ring from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594 // Lipstick in “Micro Berry” from Jonny Cosmetics

Amanda wears:  Floral dress by Poppy Lux $74 from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Cap by BCBG $30 from Ensemble Consignment // Knuckle chain ring by Elizabeth & James $123 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105 // Jade ring $495 and 14k gold ring $275 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Gold bracelet with crystals $55 from Ro Sham Beaux  PH: 843-789-3478 // “Dynamite” champagne leather metallic low bootie by Corso Como $164.95 from Nordstrom

Photography by Clifford Pate, Hair and Makeup by  Mac Does Hair, Style Assistants – Quinton Stewart and Jessie Baker, on location at The Barony Tavern at The Renaissance Hotel

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On Tour with Ash Hoffman


Myrtle Beach based jewelry designer Ash Hoffman is a force of nature.  I first met her at the Style Lounge at Charleston Fashion Week 2 years ago and we became instant friends.  Always on the hunt for up and coming talent I stumbled upon her showcase of amazing designs and knew we should collaborate together. Ash Hoffman is my go to girl when I want to pull both delicate layering pieces and statement jewelry.  She even redesigned my wedding rings turning 3 rings into 6 works of art!

Ash Hoffman’s love of travel, organic shapes, natural materials, and heartfelt sentiments inspire each piece she designs. Her journey as a jewelry designer started in Uganda where she bought some native jewelry and deconstructed it.  From there she wanted to learn more about the process of jewelry making and went to school in south Florida to develop her skills. 5 years later and Ash Hoffman has developed a brand that’s distinct with her aesthetic “Bohemian Bling”.  Recently she won Jtv’s 1st jewelry reality competition called Rockstar Designer proving that her designs have mass appeal.  Whether it’s a custom made commission or a popular design she’s made for her website, Ash puts her heart and soul into each piece to make it one of a kind.

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Dress $58 from Warren on King // Boots by Chanel $998 at The Trunk Show // Sunglasses $42 from Cavortress // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Fringe jacket by Havana $78 and jeans by DL 1961 $178 from 7 Gypsy // Tank top by Bra 30 $37 from Shirtini  // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Shirt by Claridge and King $140 from Shirtini // “Benedict” maxi skirt $128 by Francis and Benedict // Zebra Karen sandals by Brothers Vellies $395 from Ibu // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Dress by Kas New York $192 from 7 Gypsy // Leather clutch by Minor History NYC $85 from Elizabeth Stuart Design // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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Printed kimono by Arie. A $149 and ultra suede top Blush Noir $39 from 7 Gypsy // Skirt $62 from Warren on King // Springbok Congo Sandals by Brothers Vellies $380  from IBU // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman


Dress by Melinda Looi $615 from 7 Gypsy // All jewelry by Ash Hoffman

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For this look book blogger Venita Aspen plays the role of a young soul singer on tour and always decked to the nine’s.  Her style is vintage and eclectic, with a little rock and roll thrown in for good measure.  Fearless and adventurous are synonymous with her way of life and Ash Hoffman Jewelry.

Photography by Lauren Sykes, Model – Venita Aspen, Stylist – Andrea Serrano, Makeup by Elina Milla at BellelinaStyle Assistant – Quinton Stewart

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Walk This Way

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Part 2 of my Scout Guide Charleston collaboration with Freshfields Village is all about what to wear in Charleston fall weather.  While most of the country might be wearing sweaters and coats, our temperature is in limbo.  An easy way to transition into the next season is a printed dress like this one by Ella Moss from The Resort Shop and a pair of Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots from Holly & Brooks.

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Delicate jewelry from Urban Nirvana is a year round necessity.


Jungle Floral Flutter dress by Ella Moss $198 from The Resort Shop // “Mane” over the knees suede stretch boots by Stuart Weitzman $698 from Holly & Brooks // Gold and Gray Mystic Labradorite with Mini Gold Filled Skull necklace $110, Gold and Gray Mini Gold Shark Tooth necklace $99, Roost Heirloom Brass Bangles $45 each, Monserat De Lucca Cava Tote in Champagne $250 from Urban Nirvana // Sunglasses by Lunettes Kollektion $233.40 from Ombra Moderno


Stay tuned as I take over the Freshfields Village Instagram on Dec. 1st.  It will be a fun-filled day of scouting all the shops for gift ideas for the whole family.  I can’t wait to see what these Kiawah boutiques have in store!

Photos by Libby Williams, hair and Makeup by Chelsea Hodges at Urban Nirvana, on location at Freshfields Village

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Fall Florals

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Aimee dress by Dear Creatures $118 from Dandy Boutique  // Woodsmoke heel by Vince $375 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190  // Sunglasses by Sunday Somewhere $195 from Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447 // 18k yellow gold milky Quartz with .55cttw with diamond ring $1950 and Cabochon Fire Opal with .14cttw diamonds set in 14K yellow gold $995 from Gold Creations Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Earrings from Sapphire Boutique // Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Birthday Suit $13 from Birchbox

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

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Hot Fuzz

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Green wool boucle coat by MSGM $795 from Hampden Clothing //  Pink dress by Mink Pink $80 from House of Sage PH: 843-573-7256 // Block heel pump by Nicholas Kirkwood $720 from Bob Ellis  // Sunglasses by Finlay & Co. $186 Ombra Moderno PH: 843-901-1447// Cuff by Ash Hoffman // Gold ring $69 from Shirtini  PH: 843-259-5243 // Gold cuff and hammered ring by Ash Hoffman  // Mesh necklace with single broach by Lulu Frost $500 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594   // Handpainted python clutch by Taxidermy $695 from  Noddy // Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Birthday Suit $13 from Birchbox

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

Bergdorf Goodman Does the Charleston


  “Gucci” at the 500 year old massive Angel Oak located in Johns Island.


“Dolce & Gabbana” at City Hall, built in the early 1800’s by Charlestonian Gabriel Manigault at Meeting and Broad.


 “Alexandra Vidal” at the picturesque Philadelphia Alley located in the French Quarter


  “Nina Ricci” at the Pineapple Fountain at Waterfront Park representing Charleston’s hospitality.


 “Naeem Khan” at White Point Garden, on the battery across from Rainbow Row.

Photographer: Arnaud PyvkaStylist: Anne ChristensenHair: Romina Manenti , Makeup: Rie Omoto , Model: Karolin Wolter

What happens when a team of high fashion artists come to Charleston to shoot designer clothing for an iconic New York department store?  Beautiful images are made that capture the essence of our beloved city. Recently Bergdorf Goodman came to shoot in Charleston’s most picturesque locations for their magazine that premieres today.  They traveled to the city’s usual hot spots and transformed each setting into a cutting edge fashion editorial.

The Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau partnered up with Bergdorf Goodman to ensure their experience was top notch. They took in some of Charleston’s favorite spots by staying at Belmond Charleston Place; dining at Peninsula Grill, Charleston Grill, Zero Cafe + Bar, FIG; shopping at Croghan’s Jewel Box, George C. Birlant’s, Ben Silver, Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Preservation Society of Charleston; and even found time to explore Kiawah Island. “Bergdorf Goodman customers are as passionate about new travel experiences as they are about fashion. “We’re excited to share Charleston’s classic Southern style, historic architecture and burgeoning food scene with them,” said Mallory Andrews, Senior Vice President, Sales Promotion, Marketing and Public Relations for Bergdorf Goodman.

It’s an honor to have a world renowned fashion institution such as Bergdorf Goodman here in Charleston to produce captivating images.  In addition to the 28 page fashion story in their magazine they will dedicate window displays at their landmark location on 5th Avenue.  Their awe-inspiring elaborate windows are nothing short of amazing and I can’t wait to see how they pay tribute to Charleston.

Behind the Scenes video:

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Satin printed dress by MSGM $900 from Hampden Clothing  // Pink suede heels by Sam Edelman $110 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // 33ct amethyst set in sterling $450 and sterling silver ball bracelet $300 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Sunglasses by Quay $45 and powder blue bag by Keepsake from Sapphire Boutique // Laqa & Co. nailpolish in Birthday Suit $13 from Birchbox

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

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Modern Luxuries

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Life’s little luxuries don’t always have to break the bank.  This week I round up some of my favorite items from local boutiques starting under $40.

Clockwise:  Kilsmos goatskin chair, light $600 from Elizabeth Stuart Design PH: 843-388-3892 // Cabochon blue topaz and diamond starburst earrings $1,250 from Croghan’s Jewel Box PH: 843-723-3594  // Fringe boots by Sam Edelman $175 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Vintage crystal clasp pearl bracelet $36 from Lulu Burgess PH: 843-405-1221  //  Marie Jo Alessandra Shapewear Bodysuit $207 from Bits of Lace PH: 843-531-6625 //  Criss Cross Ring $55 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Barocko candle $65 from Lily Charleston 843-577-7633 // Lilac purse by Meli Melo $517 from Beckett Boutique PH: 843-405-1105

Flushed with Fuschia

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Ponte knit dress by Jade $118 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224  // Black snake bootie by Jeffrey Campbell $175  from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Agate cuff $165 and hand painted lizard shoulder bag by Taxidermy $695 from Noddy // Lily Grande in 14k gold plated sterling silver ring $97.50 by Ash Hoffman 

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King


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Wambui wax print jacket $500 from Ibu PH: 843-327-8304  // Jewel Placket Swing Shirt by Guglieminotti $279 from Shirtini  PH: 843-259-5243  // Kate Jacquard Trousers by Sugarhill Boutique from Dandy Boutique PH: 843-475-3927 // Elyse platform oxfords by Stella McCartney and Poppy Oui Flat clutch by Clare V. $199 from Hampden Clothing //Sterling silver polished circle ring $100, sterling silver hammered ring $60, hammered bangles $200 each from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Sunglasses by Quay $40 from  Sapphire Boutique

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

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Maya Chia – The Miracle Moisturizer

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Photography by Clifford Pate

My current skincare obsession is Maya Chia, the beauty oil made by real Chia seeds and the best part is that it’s local and 100% natural.  With so many products out in the market it’s hard to filter out what’s good and what’s mediocre.  There’s no guessing with Maya Chia, the proof is in the oil.  Chia seeds contain the richest source of omegas, antioxidants and minerals which results in skin hydration, deep moisturizing qualities, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Susanne Norwitz, the founder of the company, is a Daniel Island dweller and is proud to call Charleston her home base for her company.  With her product line being less than a year old, she has already measured much success in both press and retail outlets.  Major publications such as Teen Vogue, Nylon, New Beauty, and Glamour have featured her products as well as Gwyneth Paltrow’s blog Goop.  Local stores such as Urban Nirvana, Pink Dot Beauty Bar, Capelli Studio Salons, and Ooh! Beautiful  quickly took notice and have been stocking up on the miracle moisturizer. But for Susanne Norwitz creating a product that she’s passionate about isn’t enough, she also wants to give back.   Maya Chia has partnered with Adopt-a-Village. For every sale she makes, she donates money to the Adopt-a-Village mission in northwest Guatemala to improve education, health and economic conditions for the Maya people.

View more to find out what inspired Susanne to launch her products and what she loves about Charleston.


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A Dandy Affair


Last Saturday night was a lovely evening of fashion, art, sweet treats, and great company at the Dandy Boutique event.  When Holly the owner of Dandy asked me to style her fall fashion show at Ro Sham Beaux I jumped at the opportunity. I love the whimsical, retro inspired clothes and accessories she stocks in her downtown shop and working with her has been a dream.  The modern and chic lifestyle store Ro Sham Beaux on Broad was the perfect setting for the event.


With the talented and incredibly sweet Holly McGetrick of Dandy Boutique.

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I had a ball styling all of these beautiful ladies.  So grateful for the beauty squad that glammed up the girls – Rebekah of Lure & Ravish & Elina of Bellelina Studio for the makeup and Stella Nova West Ashley for the gorgeous hair.  Thank you Allie Newman, Mikal Davis,  Molly Rhyne,  Jessica Pfeiffer,  Nashonda Hunter, Brandi Bynum,  Taylor Avery, Parker Bellingham, Blaine Eads, Chelsea Rampersant, Amanda Lougee for letting me play dress up with you!

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One of my favorite people, fashion illustrator Daniel Velasco came back into town to grace us with talents again.  People lined up to get their portraits painted by Daniel as he banged out over 20 paintings in under 3 hours!  Even my son Mateo stood frozen in his pose for 5 minutes while Daniel whipped up a dashing version of him.

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One of my favorite parts of this event was the great mix of guests we had.  From babies to grandmas’ everyone had a blast.  Blogger momma Tara Langdale of Northern Lights Southern Belles always has the best accessories, including her baby Maverick.  This little man was the most well behaved guest at the party.

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Pure Fluff Cotton Candy Co kept the guests happy with their organic flavored pumpkin spice and sugar cookie flavors.  I think my boys Sebastian and Mateo overdosed on them, sneaking outside for seconds and thirds.

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The gorgeous models off duty.


Thank you to Jonatan and Deja for helping me get the models dressed backstage!


Snagging a picture with the gorgeous guests.  Front row: Venita Aspen  worked so hard coordinating all of the models for the fashion show. Second row, left to right: Holly of Dandy, Alden Haviland of Rutledge Social and manager of Ro Sham Beaux who graciously hosted the party, Rebecca Wash of Pink Dot Beauty, Jeanne Everett of 7 Gypsy.  Third row: Elina Mille of Bellelina Studio, Tara Langdale of Northern Lights Southern Belles, Louis of  The Bowtie Gentleman, Shree Summerlin of Porcelain Shree, Kate Soffner of Fashionately in Love


Allie Newman, the face of Dandy’s fall campaign posing with the talented makeup artist Rebekah of Lure & Ravish and my lil’ man Mateo.  Someone has a thing for pretty ladies.

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Poppy Lux

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Red lace dress $425 by Cynthia Rowley  // Booties by Jerome C. Rousseau from Bob Ellis  // Right hand ring- 4.5ct Citrine with Multi-gems and.02cttw Diamonds set in 14K gold $1,100, Left hand ring – Fire Opal with .14cttw Diamonds set in 14K gold. $995 from Gold Creations  // LuLu Frost earrings $285 from Croghan’s Jewel Box   // Suki gold bracelet by Ca & Lou $250 from Hampden Clothing // Clutch $92 from Sapphire Boutique

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

No Reservations

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Tangerine coat by The Fifth, Delirium print top by Talulah $159, Delirium print skirt by Talulah $159 from Sapphire Boutique// Sterling silver domed cuff $250, sterling silver polished circle ring $100, sterling silver hammered ring $60 from Gold Creations PH: 843-577-4862 // Abalone shell, turqiouse, and onyx bib necklace by Squash Blossom Sisters $975 from Noddy

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

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Past Meets Present at 492

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 Pique knit cropped jacket $175 by Cynthia Rowley  // Woven cami oslo print by Bella Luxx $84 from Simply J Boutique PH: 843-641-0224  // Baker skirt by A.L.C. $395 from Hampden Clothing  // Snake print heel by Kate Spade $328 from Shoes on King  PH: 843-718-2190 // Rings from Sapphire Boutique // Antler Box by Taxidermy $649, Earrings $165  from Noddy 


 For my latest blog posts I had the pleasure of shooting at the swanky new restaurant 492 King.  It represents what’s currently happening in Charleston – ambitious modern design while preserving the past.  The building dates back to the late 1800s and sat vacant since Hurricane Hugo until it was scooped up by the Relish Restaurant Group. Every detail was put into this beautiful space from the button wall art installation, luxe seating and lighting, the organic rooftop garden, and the courtyard gates that mimic the street map of Upper King where the restaurant is located. But the most important thing is the delicious food and presentation.  You almost don’t want to dive into your plate because each dish is a work of art.

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Hair by Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, Style Assistant – Quinton Stewart, shot on location at 492 King

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“One Country” Charlie Mag

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Anna Hopkins and Anna Holloway wearing clothing by Madame Magar and Lola Hats from Out of Hand

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From left to right: Latoya – jacket by Illia from Out of Hand, dress by PPLA from FLY Modern Apparel // Dakota at Directions USA – shirt and suspenders from Worn, bow tie by Hillside from Indigo & Cotton, pants from Style Stash // Andie – dress by CP Shades from Out of Hand // Abby at Directions USA – dress by Isabel Marant and shoes by Inscerie from Worthwhile, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage cross and necklace from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Darius – shirt by Jachs from House of Sage, bow tie from Holy City Consignment, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage vest and pants from Style Stash  // Elizabeth – shirt by CP Shades from Out of Hand, suspenders from Worn

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Left to right: Abby at Directions USA -vintage dress, Lola Hat from Out of Hand // Sophie – vintage dress from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Venita – dress by JLinSnider from Holy City Consignment, Parker at Tout Talent – vintage slip from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall

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Alex – wearing his own clothing // Bethany – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment, boots by Guidi from Worthwhile

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Mea at Bold Talent – dress by Ambrosia Star Designs, teddy bear from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall // Giselle – skirt by Bow and Arrow, vintage hat from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall, shirt and shoes model’s own

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Dakota at Directions USA – shirt and suspenders from Worn, bow tie by Hillside from Indigo & Cotton, pants from Style Stash // Darius – shirt by Jachs from House of Sage, bow tie from Holy City Consignment, hat by Goorin Bros., vintage vest and pants from Style Stash

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Left to right: Abby at Directions USA – Henley by Civil Society from House of Sage, overalls from Style Stash, boots by Guidi from Worthwhile // Anna – hat by Goorin Bros, clothes stylist’s own // Sophie – overalls by Ambrosia Star Designs, hat by Goorin Bros, shoes by Frye from Shoes on King // Anna – pants from  Style Stash, hat by Goorin Bros // Venita – shirt by Tokyo Laundry from House of Sage, vintage vest and pants from Style Stash

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Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment


Parker at Tout Talent – dress and jacket from Out of Hand, locket necklace from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall, boots from Shoes on King // Arlene – shirt from House of Sage, skirt from Holy City Consignment, boots from  7 Gypsy

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Left to right:  Dakota at Directions USA – wearing his own clothing // Alex – hat by Goorin Bros, shirt from Worn, overalls from Billy Goat Overalls // Vincent – wearing his own clothing // John – shirt from Worn, wearing his own overalls

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From left to right: Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment // Sophie – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace // Venita – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Parker at Tout Talent – vintage slip and locket from Terrace Oaks Antique Mall


Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Abby at Directions USA – vintage dress from Holy City Consignment


Anna – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace


Sophie – Celestine nightgown from Bits of Lace

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The Unity issue of Charlie Magazine represents Charleston as a city coming together after the  Mother Emanuel AME tragedy.  Photographer Mark Stetler along with his wife Caroline Knopf, and art director Greg Colleton collaborated on the concept of “One Country” where all races and ages live and work together as a community.  On a hot and steamy August day in McClellanville around 30 people including crew and models volunteered their time to produce these powerful images.  The final product shows the unity of everyone coming together for the same cause – one love, one people, one city, our past, our future.

Photography by Mark Stetler, assisted by Manuela Montanez // Art Director – Greg Colleton // Stylist – Andrea Serrano assisted by Reed Sieber and Amanda Gosnell // Hairstylist –  Mac Does Hair //  Makeup – Lisa Burson

Dandy Boutique Fall

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Celine’s Chime Plaid Skirt: $70 by Alice’s Pig, Belted Jacket: $122 by Louie et Lucie, Polka Dot Hose: $26 Louie et Lucie, Quilted black gloves: $52 Louie et Lucie, Red Leather Satchel: $195 Jesslyn Blake, Peggy Heel: $74 B.A.I.T., Camel Fedora Hat: $56 San Diego Hat Co. all from Dandy Boutique

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Sena’s Seoul Midi Skirt: $95 by Alices Pig, A touch of heaven tank: $60 by Traffic People, Ribbon Hose: $16 by Tabbi socks, Violet Pumps: $56 by B.A.I.T., Black Beret: $12 Louie et Lucie, We’re all a little mad here Watch Necklace: $24.00 OHF all from Dandy Boutique

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Garnet Fedora: $58 by San Diego Hat Co., Frankie Beagle Sweater: $56 Sugarhill Boutique, Willette Duster: $88 Sugarhill Boutique, Over the Knee Socks: $20 by Tabbisocks, Peggy Platform Heel: $74 by B.A.I.T., Skirt: $42 by VM Online, Red Leather Satchel: Jesslyn Blake $195 all from Dandy Boutique

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Daydreamer Sweater: $48 by Poppy Lux, Nana’s Love Hepburn Skirt: $86 by Traffic People, Black Beret: $12 Louie et Lucie, Pink Hose:  $16 Tabbisocks, Peggy Heel: $74 by B.A.I.T., Ovo Ring: $20 Wild Air and Co. all from Dandy Boutique

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Blue beret: San Diego Hat Co. $39, Winter Wonders Skirt: $68 Louie et Lucie, Burgundy Knee Socks: $20 Tabbisocks, Glenda Polo: Sugarhill Boutique $56, Crossbody Purse: $65 Nila Anthony, Harlan Heel: $56 B.A.I.T., Brown Watch: $18 OHF, Vintage Button Ring: $20 JK Designs, Crescent Necklace: $42 Thistle & Thatch all from Dandy Boutique

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Plaid Dress: $62 VM Online, London Purse: $68 Nila Anthony, Grey Socks: $20 Tabbisocks, Peggy Heel: $74 B.A.I.T., Red Beret: $12 Louie et Lucie all from Dandy Boutique

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Diner Dress: $88 Louie et Lucie, Black Beret: $12 Louie et Lucie, Purrrfect Time of Day Watch: $18 OHF, Polka Dot Hose: $26 Louie et Lucie, We’re all a little mad here Watch Necklace: $24.00 OHF, Hippy Heel: $72 B.A.I.T. all from Dandy Boutique

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Ribbon Hose: $16 by Tabbi socks, Violet Pumps: $56 by B.A.I.T., Black Beret: $12 Louie et Lucie, Bia’s Bib Skirt: $86 Alice’s Pig, Jeminina’s Owl Blouse: $52 Sugarhill Boutique all from Dandy Boutique

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Curious Chevron Shift Dress: $68 Traffic People, Burgundy Cross Body Purse: $65 Nila Anthony, Over the Knee Socks: $20 Tabbisocks, Heiress Heel: $56 B.A.I.T., Navy Beret: $39 San Diego Hat Co. all from Dandy Boutique

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Dear Creatures High Waisted Denim Jeans: $85, Camel Fedora Hat: $56 San Diego Hat Co., Nora Fluffy Sweater: $54 Sugarhill Boutique, Winter Wonders Wrap Gilet: $120, Remmy Heels: $72 B.A.I.T., Aveo Ring $42 Wild Air & Co. all from Dandy Boutique

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Peggy Heel: $74 B.A.I.T., Camel Fedora Hat: $56 San Diego Hat Co., Navy Blouse: $42 VM Online, Isabella Jacket: $122 Louie et Lucie, Olivia Skirt: $68 Louie et Lucie, Olive Satchel Purse: $74 Jesslyn Blake all from Dandy Boutique

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Navy Beret: $39 San Diego Hat Co., Dear Creatures High Waisted Denim Jeans: $85, Alberta Flats: $48 Loly in the Sky, Stefanie’s Stitch Open Coat: $152 Alice’s Pig, Nana’s Love Hold Me Top: $56 Traffic People, We’re all a little mad here Watch Necklace: $24.00 OHF all from Dandy Boutique

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Shelby Dress: $88 Dear Creatures, Navy Knee High Socks: $20 Tabbisocks, Remmy Heels: $72 B.A.I.T., Navy beret: $39 San Diego Hat Co., Brown Watch: $18 OHF, Vintage button ring: $20 JK Designs all from Dandy Boutique


Black beret: $12 Louie et Lucie, Dorthys Darts Dress: $116 Alice’s Pig, Ribbon Hose: $16 Tabbisocks, Peggy Heel: $74 B.A.I.T., Vintage Button Ring: $20 JK Designs all from Dandy Boutique


The fall look book for Dandy Boutique is a story of wanderlust and a young woman seeking adventure in unexpected places.  The clothing and accessories at Dandy always has a vintage sensibility and their fall collections represent a variety of styles that will keep you warm and stylish through the chilly months.

Join Dandy Boutique for a Fall Fashion Show this Saturday featuring the “Wes Anderson” inspired looks featured in this look book.  The festivities will start at 5pm at Ro Sham Beaux  on 39 Broad St, with the runway show starting at 6:30pm and party ending at 8pm.  Enjoy organic Pumpkin Spice flavored Cotton Candy by Pure Fluff Co. and have your portrait painted by Fashion Illustrator Daniel Velasco.

Photographer: Jonathan Balliet, Model:  Allie Newman at Directions USAStylist: Andrea Serrano assisted by Quinton Stewart, Makeup: Rebekah Ellie,  Hairstylist: Kalena Doo at Stella Nova Charleston, shot on location at The Royal American, all clothing by Dandy Boutique

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Beckett Boutique Fall

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Elizabeth and James dress $464,  Necklaces $163 each, bracelets $90 both by Holst + Lee from Beckett Boutique // Kate Spade booties from Shoes on King  

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T – shirt Dress by Nocturne $395, Elizabeth & James Bucket Bag $450, earrings by Nocturne, bracelets $90 by Holst + Lee from Beckett Boutique

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Dress by Viktoria and woods $420 and jewelry by Cristina V. from Beckett Boutique // Heels by Rebecca Minkoff $245 from Shoes on King

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 Dress by Nocturne $456, blazer by Elizabeth and James $480, earrings by Nocturne, bracelets by  Holst + Lee $152, $90 from Beckett Boutique  // Booties by Giuseppe Zanotti from Bob Ellis

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 Jacket $526, Silk Blush top $217, Silk Pants $270 all by Viktoria + Woods, Chain Necklace $198 and Chain Bracelet $127 by Cristina V from Beckett Boutique

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 Dress $363 and Bag $319 by Elizabeth & James,  Necklace by Holst + Lee $163 from Beckett Boutique // Booties by Giuseppe Zanotti from Bob Ellis

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Jeans by 3×1 $225, Silk T-Shirt by Nocturne $174,  Trench Jacket by Viktoria + Woods $552, Bracelets by Holst + Lee $90,  Moonstone earrings by Cristina V $290 from Beckett Boutique // Booties from Bob Ellis

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Fur Jacket $594 and Dress $264 by Viktoria + Woods, Necklace by Nocturne $217, Elizabeth & James Bucket Bag $450 from Beckett Boutique // Boots by Stuart Weitzman from Bob Ellis

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Jumpsuit by Viktoria + Woods $385, Bracelet by Nocturne $170 from Beckett Boutique // Heels by Rebecca Minkoff $245 from Shoes on King

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Coat $549 top $195, and skirt $262 by Elizabeth and James, necklace by Nocturne $372 from Beckett Boutique  // Booties from Shoes on King

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Newly opened shop Beckett Boutique is a breath of fresh of air on Upper King Street.  The area usually known for the lively bar and restaurant scene, is now a thriving shopping district.  Owners Chelsea and Kristen have been planning their boutique for years and always had their eyes set on Upper King because of the more local vibe. Located across from Marion Square, the elegant and hip space designed by Randolph Cooper is a modern mix of clothing and accessories for the woman that wants to be both current and classic. Stocking up exclusive labels such as Elizabeth & James, Viktoria + Woods,  Nocturne, Rebecca Minkoff,  3×1, Cristina V, Holst + Lee, and Le Specs, they are bringing a sophisticated edge to Charleston.

This weekend they’ll be hosting a Cristina V. Jewelry trunk show at their store from 12-5pm on Saturday.  Swing by to meet the ladies and shop or peruse the racks and shelves of gorgeous merchandise.

Photography by Clifford Pate, Makeup by Elina Mille at Bellelina Skincare and Makeup Studio, Model – Taylor Avery

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